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Bringing chocolate home: Africa is more than the world’s cocoa basket, says Madécasse

The chocolate industry and fairtrade movement are perpetuating poverty in Africa by relying on the continent for it’s agricultural assets rather than manufacturing potential, says Madagascan chocolate maker Madécasse.

Sustainable chocolate: Mid-lifers like quality and ethics

Mid-life consumers aged 45-54 purchase chocolate regularly and sustainable messaging should capture their attention, says Canadean.

Special edition: Cutting calories in confectionery

Reduced or no sugar SKUs help confectioners cut calories without risk

Manufacturers can create reduced or no sugar hard and soft candy product extensions without the risk of changing the taste of a proven seller through reformulation, according to Cargill.

United Biscuits crafts cocoa supply pact with Cargill

United Biscuits (UB) has clinched a three-year partnership with international food conglomerate Cargill ensuring dedicated cocoa and chocolate supplies for products such as Jaffa Cakes and McVitie’s Chocolate Digestives.

High-protein cookies definitely hold mass market appeal, says Lenny & Larry’s

High-protein cookies will continue to soar in the mass market, says the president of Lenny & Larry’s as the company plans more US roll-outs in mass stores.

food manufacturing awards

Thorntons’ youngster wins young talent Oscar

Thornton’s production line manager Jodie Adcock has won the inaugural Young Talent of the Year award in the industry’s Oscars – the Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards (FMEAs).

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 Personality of the Year 2014 ConfectioneryNews
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Unsung candymen and women: ConfectioneryNews opens entries for Personality of the Year 2014

ConfectioneryNews is launching its inaugural Personality of the Year competition to recognize unhailed innovators and industry stalwarts...

Chocolate shortage 'overstated in the extreme': ICCO

Chocolate shortage ‘overstated in the extreme’, says ICCO

The International Cocoa Organization has quelled media reports of a chocolate crisis in 2020 and says there...

Top 10 UK chocolate brands
Top 10 bestselling UK chocolate brands

Mondelez wins with share bags but Mars suffers after downsizing

Mondelez’s Cadbury Dairy Milk continues to solidify its lead as the UK chocolate market’s bestseller, but sales...

Lindt expands in Australia with Sydney site

Lindt to expand Australian business with Sydney site

Lindt & Sprüngli is to construct a manufacturing and warehousing facility in Sydney that will become its...

Peruvian cocoa exports soar

Peru to become top 10 cocoa exporter, says USDA

Cocoa production in Peru is set to rise 5% in calendar year 2014 and increases in planting...

Wrigley opposes Perfetti Van Melle WTF trademark

What the…? Wrigley looks to block Perfetti Van Melle’s ‘WTF’ trademark

Global gum leader Wrigley is trying to block the third largest gum player Perfetti Van Melle’s from...

Resealing confectionery pouches with sensory cues and child lock
Pack Expo 2014 post show round up

Resealable candy moves on from Eighties: Enter child resistant and sensory cue packs

Presto Products Company says consumers are demanding more from closure features and claims confectionery firms can leverage...

Country of origin labeling for cocoa 'meaningless'

Country of origin labeling for cocoa ‘meaningless’ and would up costs for consumers, says ECA

The European Cocoa Association (ECA) says mandatory origin labeling of cocoa products is pointless and could even...

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